Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D) in Clinical Psychology

Overview

On-Campus Program

The Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology degree program at Sofia University provides formal training in the science and practice of clinical psychology. It is an on-campus, scholar-practitioner program designed to meet the American Psychology Association's accreditation standards. In addition to a broad and general preparation in clinical psychology, the program provides training in theory, assessment, and treatment related to spiritual and religious issues. After degree completion, you will be prepared for a career as a licensed clinical psychologist, which may include supervisory and program development positions in a mental health/substance abuse/corrections agencies, private practice, teaching, and/or research.

 

The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology program offers the following:

  • An accomplished faculty actively involved in clinical research and practice, with an emphasis on spiritual applications;
  • A cohort-based learning community of learners;
  • Broad and general training in clinical psychology with an emphasis on religious and spiritual diversity;
  • Education that includes mind, body, and spirit;
  • Two years of clinical practica and one year (1,500 hours) of supervised internship experience;
  • Research and dissertation focused on a clinical psychology topic relevant to the student’s interests and issues of religious and spiritual diversity.

 

A specialization in creative expression is also available. Click here for information.


Click here to read about the history of the Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology program.

Program Prerequisites

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA in psychology or a related field

 

For more information, contact Sofia University Admissions at (888)-98-SOFIA(76342) or admissions@sofia.edu.

 

 

 

Admissions
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Curriculum

Curriculum

Integrated Clinical Skills

Psychotherapeutic Techniques: Clinical Skills
Group Process
Appreciation of Differences
Diversity Issues in Clinical Practice
Aging and Long-Term Care Workshop
Child Abuse Assessment and Treatment Workshop
Spousal/Partner Abuse Assessment, Detection and Intervention Strategies
Treatment of Chemical Dependency
Human Sexuality
Advanced Clinical Practicum Seminar (Year-Long)
Supervision, Consultation and Leadership
Internship
Law and Ethics I

Science of Clinical Psychology

General Psychotherapy Theory and Approaches I-III (yearlong)
Psychopathology and Diagnosis
Human Development
History and Systems
Psychometric Theory, Applications and Report Writing I-III (yearlong)
Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior
Biological Bases of Behavior
Social Bases of Behavior

Research Theory and Practice

Critical Thinking in Clinical Psychology
Scientific Scholarly Writing
Spiritually-Oriented Clinical Theory and Research
Scientific Scholarly-Writing Qualifying Paper
Research Methods (Year-Long)
Law and Ethics II
Research Seminar (Year-Long)
Dissertation

Clinical Psychology Theory & Research: Spiritual Applications

Transpersonal and Spiritual Psychology and Lab
Evidence-Based Practices: Psychospiritual Interventions (yearlong)
Psychospiritual Intervention Labs
Mindfulness Practice: Aikido (yearlong)
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Spiritually-Oriented Clinical Theory and Research
Religious and Spiritual Traditions

 

 

Total Required Units: 138

NOTE: As part of your professional development, you will be required to complete 40 hours of personal psychotherapy in the first two years and 10 hours of spiritual guidance within the first three years.